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The Emerging Properties of Business Accelerators: The Case of Botswana, Namibia and Uganda Global Business Labs

Entrepreneurship is an engine for economic development worldwide (Kelley, Singer, & Herrington 2016).

Journal Article
1 Jan 2017

In Brief: Management in Pakistan: First Evidence from Punjab

What explains differences in productivity in developing countries?

Research Note
23 Dec 2016

Microenterprise Development as a Poverty-Reduction Strategy in Nepal: A Multidimensional Analysis of the Factors Determining Microenterprise Performance

Using the data enumerated from 501 randomly-sampled micro-entrepreneurs, and several case studies, interviews, and focus groups discussions across three ecological belts in Nepal, this study revealed a significant increase in profit, sales and assets of microenterprises over the period, and ident

Research Note
15 Dec 2016

The Supply of High Quality Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries: Evidence from Nigeria

This project evaluated entrepreneurial interest among university undergraduates in Nigeria and the role of compulsory entrepreneurship education in forging this interest. Most undergraduates in Nigeria would like to start their own business but only a handful of them currently do so.

Research Note
8 Dec 2016

Chinese Investment in Ghana's Manufacturing Sector

This paper by Xiaoyang (2016) uses Ghana as a case study to illustrate the extent to which Chinese manufacturing firms are driving manufacturing in an African country.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2016

Assessing the Spatial Concentration of Indonesia’s Manufacturing Sector: Evidence from Three Decades

Beyond the role of economic forces, many theories of economic geography emphasize the way politics can shape the spacial configuration of economic activity.

Working Paper
1 Dec 2016

Challenges to Small and Medium-size Businesses in Myanmar: What are they and how do we know?

Kapteyn and Wah (2016) conducted a field survey of owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Yangon, Myanmar to investigate obstacles to business development in the region. The analysis focuses on access to credit, public services, and electricity.

Journal Article
1 Dec 2016

Management and Productivity in the Private Sector

What explains differences in productivity across firms and countries? For the past decade, a project called the World Management Survey has been collecting management data to understand the role of management practices as an important factor in explaining variation in firm productivity.

Policy Insight
1 Dec 2016

The Productivity Impact of Contract Work in India: An Establishment Level Structural Approach

Although hiring temporary workers increases firm productivity in the current period, the short-tenure of such temporary workers preclude the accumulation of firm-specific human capital, resulting in lower future productivity.

Research Note
28 Nov 2016

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